What do you call the Emperor of Mankind? It is said there is great power in names.
From Holy Terra the Emperor of Mankind rules the vast Imperium of Man. Great is His power and great is His Glory, His gaze watches over all. From thousands of worlds, the prayers of countless trillions echo up, bringing glory to His name. But what is His name? Across the centuries He has been known by many different names and many titles, each with its own meaning. Each with their own power and often with their purpose. Today let us take a look at some of the many names He is known by, and where they come from, and what they mean. There are more names than I will mention here, but these are some of the most important.
The New Man
The New Man is one of the earliest names we have for the Emperor. It was the name by which the Shamans who are said to have created Him, called the being they poured their physic energy into to create, which would become the Emperor. While the veracity of this origin is in question, the name seems to separate the Emperor from the rest of humanity. It could also refer to the fact that Perpetuals, of which the Emperor is one, are a type of mutant human that the Emperor wants all humans to evolve into, literally a new type of man.
The Boy Who Would Be King
In the novel Master of Mankind, the boy version of the Emperor, shown in visions granted by Him, i...